Hapag-Lloyd, a leader in liner shipping, has inaugurated its new technology centre in Chennai, India, marking a significant expansion of its IT capabilities. Located at the World Trade Centre, the Chennai centre began operations on November 22 with a team of 180 IT professionals, focusing on developing innovative software solutions for the maritime industry.

Scaling Up Operations in Chennai
In line with its global IT strategy, Hapag-Lloyd plans to significantly increase the workforce at the Chennai technology centre. Donya-Florence Amer, Chief Information and Human Resources Officer at Hapag-Lloyd, announced the company’s intention to grow the team to between 300 and 400 specialists in the medium term. This expansion underscores the company’s commitment to advancing its software solutions and IT presence in the maritime sector.

Strategic Location and Collaboration
Chennai joins Gdansk and Hamburg as the third major IT technology center for Hapag-Lloyd. The establishment of the Chennai center is the result of a joint venture between Hapag-Lloyd and Solverminds, an IT firm with which Hapag-Lloyd has closely collaborated since 2017 in IT operations support and software development.

Leadership and Vision
The technology center in Chennai is led by a four-person management team that blends expertise from both Solverminds and Hapag-Lloyd. The team includes CEO Balamurugan Palanivelu and CTO Venkatesh Balaji Ramamoorthy from Solverminds, along with CHRO Vaishali Shetty and CFO Sameer Saxena from Hapag-Lloyd. This diverse leadership is set to drive the centre’s vision of innovation and operational excellence.

Hapag-Lloyd’s opening of its technology centre in Chennai is a testament to the company’s dedication to enhancing its digital capabilities and providing industry-leading solutions. The expansion of its global IT presence in Chennai positions Hapag-Lloyd as a key player in the digital transformation of the maritime industry.

About Hapag-Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyd is a global leader in liner shipping, renowned for its innovative approach and commitment to providing effective solutions in the maritime industry.

About Solverminds
Solverminds is an IT firm specialising in software development and IT operations support, collaborating closely with maritime industry leaders like Hapag-Lloyd.

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